"Fearful Pranks Ensue"
Series American Horror Story: Coven
Season 3, Episode 4
American Horror Story 3x04 001
Airdate October 30th, 2013
Writer Jennifer Salt
Director Michael Uppendahl
Producer Joseph Incaprera; Alexis Martin Woodall; Douglas Petrie; Alfonso Gomez-Rejon; Jessica Sharzer; Bradley Buecker; James Wong; Jennifer Salt; Tim Minear; Dante Di Loreto; Brad Falchuk; Ryan Murphy; James Williams
Starring Sarah Paulson; Taissa Farmiga; Frances Conroy; Evan Peters; Lily Rabe; Emma Roberts; Denis O'Hare; Kathy Bates; Jessica Lange
Previous "The Replacements"
Next "Burn, Witch. Burn!"

"Fearful Pranks Ensue" is the fourth episode of season three of the horror-themed television series American Horror Story and the twenty-ninth episode of the series overall. It is chapter four in the "Coven" storyline. The episode was directed by Michael Uppendahl and written by executive producer Jennifer Salt. It first aired on the FX Network on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 10:00 pm.

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Cast Edit

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Note: The following is taken from the full credits list for this entry on IMDB. As it is a website with user-submitted information, some of the data listed here, including character names may be inaccurate.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-MA.
  • This episode is production code number 3ATS04.
  • Actress Lily Rabe receives opening bill credit in this episode, but her character, Misty Day, does not make an appearance.
  • Angela Bassett receives a "Special Guest Star" credit in this episode.
  • This is the second appearance of actor Alexander Dreymon in the role of Luke Ramsey.

Allusions Edit

  • Kaylee makes a reference to 007 in this episode. 007 (phonetically pronounced as double-o seven) is code number for British secret agent James Bond. The number refers to Bond's security level, which includes a license to kill.
  • Hank Foxx met Kaylee in a Thomas Kinkade online fan site. Thomas Kinkade was an American painter of popular realistic, bucolic, and idyllic subjects. He was notable for the mass marketing of his work as printed reproductions and other licensed products via The Thomas Kinkade Company.

Music Edit

  • The song "Heaven" by Dorothy Love Coates is heard playing in Cornrow City in the 1961 flashback.
  • The song "Sugarland" by Papa Mali is heard playing during the zombie summoning spell in the 1961 flashback.

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Quotes Edit

  • Delphine LaLaurie: I don't know how to thank you for saving my life.
  • Queenie: I guess I'll just have to work on that then, huh?


  • Myrtle Snow: The Council reminds you, no witch has been tried, convicted, and burned at the stake since 1926. And on a personal note, I'd like to add, I've got a book of matches in my pocket, Fiona, and I'm just dying to light this fire.


  • Queenie: Madison Montgomery is a stone-cold bitch who loves hard drinking, big dicks, and trouble. If she's dead, it's probably 'cause she got wasted and offered the Grim Reaper a hand job or something.


  • Fiona Goode: Oh, Spalding, I must confess... I've always enjoyed our little talks together. Particularly since you lost your tongue. It makes you seem... wiser somehow. More thoughtful.



  • Myrtle Snow: Fiona, it's been a long time.
  • Fiona Goode: Myrtle Snow... look at you, developing a sense of style when no one was paying attention.


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  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.
  2. TV; American Horror Story, "Fearful Pranks Ensue"; Episode Info.